The Colorado Rapids have concluded training for their match tomorrow evening against the Sounders. Temperatures were in the mid-80s as they walked off the practice pitch behind Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
I managed to talk to coach Oscar Pareja and former Sounders defenders Tyrone Marshall and Tyson Wahl, recently acquired from Montreal.
I'll have more later, but some highlights:
* Colorado coach Oscar Pareja says uncertainty about who Sounders will start at goalkeeper does not affect his team's training or approach.
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* Marshall says he noted Roger Levesque's retirement from Sounders, but that he has no such plans and hopes to play as long as possible.
* Wahl says he hopes that he will get used to training at mile-high altitude, but there's no way for a visiting team to do so, even with the Sounders' approach of making the visit as short as possible. (The club flies in this afternoon.)
* All three say the Rapids are giving up too many goals. Defenders say they take that personally. However, Pareja says goals are scored across all lines: keeper to forwards.